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Jeremy Kyle backs hard-hitting ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts

Jeremy Kyle, a television presenter known for his zero tolerance approach, has backed a hard-hitting new ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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Eaton Bray teen wins BAFTA as his CBBC story encourages youngsters to speak out about mental health

A Cedars Upper School pupil has been awarded a BAFTA for his dedicated work with CBBC to raise awareness about mental health.

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Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Almost 800,000 cancer cases a year are caused by being overweight or diabetic, a study shows.

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At the top of Snowdon!

Leighton Buzzard Young Farmers raise £17,000 for charity after mighty mountain challenge

Adventurous young farmers from Leighton Buzzard raised an incredible £17,000 for charity after tackling three of the highest mountains in the UK.

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VIDEO: Warning after holidaymaker is potentially scarred for life - by henna tattoo MOUSTACHE

A holidaymaker has been left red-faced and potentially scarred for life - by a henna tattoo MOUSTACHE.

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Warning to dog owners aver Alabama Rot disease after dog dies

Leading vets are advising dog owners to know the signs of Alabama rot disease after a new case was confirmed in Warwickshire this week.

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Llisa is shaving off her hair for charity. Photo by Richard Reeve.

Vet prepares to shave off her hair to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer

A vet from Heath and Reach Veterinary Surgery is preparing to shave off all her hair in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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The trolley in Tesco, Vimy Road.

Morrisons and Tesco each have trolley with disabled child’s seat thanks to Leighton mum

A caring Leighton mother with community spirit is on a mission to ensure that the town’s supermarkets each have a shopping trolley with a disabled child’s seat.

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Are you a heavy snorer?

Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

The common blood thinning drug warfarin lowers the risk of cancers in the over 50s.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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REVEALED: The best and worst GP surgeries in the Leighton Buzzard area as rated by you

We can today reveal a list of the best and worst GP surgeries in Leighton Buzzard and surrounding areas based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.

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Above: Frankie (bottom left). She loved seeing all the babies dressed up!

Zombies, ghosts and ghouls gather for Pitstone girl Frankie and Rett syndrome awareness!

Kind Pitstone neighbours organised a Hallowe’en extravaganza to help raise funds for a young girl who has a rare condition called Rett syndrome.

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Celebrating the work of therapists

A team of occupational therapists from Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) and Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) are out and about to raise the profile of the profession for Occupational Therapist Week this week.

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Apps the way to help kids to stay in control of lives

Apps the way to help kids to stay in control of lives

Children using social services provided by Central Beds Council are to be given access to an app, Mind of My Own (MOMO), which helps them to talk about and influence the care they receive and share concerns and worries about their lives.

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Brioche rolls recalled due to allergy fears

Les Brioche is recalling its Les Brioche Pain au lait Brioche Rolls 8 Pack because they have been incorrectly packed with Les Brioche Chocolate Chip Brioche Rolls, which contain soya.

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